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Old Busted Hotness
11-29-10, 07:47 AM
After taking the summer off, I decided to get active again now that the snow's coming down. I've almost run out of things to build, so this time it's going to be an extreme-performance rig, with (of course) a heavy emphasis on scale appearance.

So what's an extrme performance rig? Think King of the Hammers or Top Truck Challenge. Lots of tube work, big tires, big power, built tough cause this thing is gonna get seven kinds of **** beat out of it.

I started by ordering an Axial Honcho kit with a few upgrade parts, then went scrounging through the Hall of Derelicts for the parts to complete the build.

The kit hasn't got here yet, so I figured I'd get busy with the body. I found an old Blackfoot body (old like 1984 vintage) and got out the old Dremel.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/303.jpg

No love for the vintage parts here! Made a couple pie cuts in the hood and pinched the nose.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/304.jpg

Cut the chrome headlights out, and added lenses and buckets from the Tamiya Wrangler kit. These will light up.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/305.jpg

An old set of beadlock slot mags get some brake drums (Monster big-can caps) and blued discs (old Pro-Line buggy wheels). I've got some Big Deuce backing plates that I'll add to the rear axle. I'd like to add calipers to the front, but they'd probably break off.

You can also see one of the wedges I took out of the hood, at the top of the pic.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/306.jpg

Started on the interior. Trying to keep it simple and strong, so the floorpan is all one piece, heated and bent. The bench seat will cover the transmission.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/307.jpg

Dashboard with 3D gauges

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/308.jpg

Driver and passenger figures. They look like they don't get along....

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/309.jpg

Rear cab wall and window

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/310.jpg

Did I mention big tires? gringrin Pro-Line's new Super Swampers are officially licensed, exact replicas, and they stick like chewing gum to the cat.

Not much more I can do now til the rest of the parts get here. The interior is screwed to the cab in six places, so it should be nice and strong. Lots of tube will protect it; I picked up 40 feet of brake line and a fresh cylinder of MAPP gas.

Stay tuned!

3.Star
11-29-10, 09:57 AM
Glad to see more of your awesome work here again OBH.

Cheers

Michael

Old Busted Hotness
11-29-10, 04:59 PM
Lights!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/336.jpg

I'm using ribbon cable for the lights, to tidy up the inevitable mess.

Old Busted Hotness
11-30-10, 06:24 PM
Hey Willy, look what I found out behind the fab shop!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/11/339.jpg

Dude, that's awesome! You found that by the dumpster?

Dumpster? Nnnnnoooo.... it was in a little fenced-in area. But it was just sitting outside, ya know? So I took it.

Dummy, that's where they keep their work in progress. Take it back, let 'em finish it, then steal it again.

BrassBuilder
11-30-10, 07:19 PM
they stick like chewing gum to the cat.
Stay tuned!

I got a cat. I wonder if chewing gum will really stick to it...TOBY! Cm-here kitty kitty kitty.

Looks like an awesome build again. I love the dash gauges!

Mike

Old Busted Hotness
12-01-10, 04:42 PM
Thanks Mike 1thumbup1

Made a front bumper/winch mount using the SCX as a template. If the Honcho's CMS (chassis-mount servo) gets in the way, I'll deal with it.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/1.jpg

btw, all the metal in this build is regular 3/16 brake line. I'm waiting for somebody to do a dragster this way....

Old Busted Hotness
12-02-10, 05:09 PM
Did I mention a mess of wires? Making an attempt to hide the mess, so the Sidewinder (motor), BEC and Mamba25 (winch) are all stuffed into this tool box:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/12.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/13.jpg

Switches on top for winch-on and winch/dig selector. This way I can use my antique 3-channel radio.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/14.jpg

Added some bracing to the shock hoops, too.

Old Busted Hotness
12-04-10, 10:29 AM
Hit a snag with this build. The Ford body would need major hacking to clear the tires, and I wasn't digging the lobster-tail look.

So I changed it:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/17.jpg

Froze my ass off this morning making a new cage to fit the Honcho body

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/18.jpg

Old Busted Hotness
12-04-10, 08:12 PM
She's a runner!

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/21.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/22.jpg

Taillights and reverse light

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/23.jpg

This isn't just me being cheap (although there's some of that, too). I wanted more grunt in the steering, but I'm not a fan of digital servos. Had too many of 'em burn up (and yes I set my EPA's) but I've never killed a good old 645. So I ganged two of them together. Now even if one pukes I can still finish out the day.

Old Busted Hotness
12-05-10, 03:33 PM
Let's paint this sucker.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/28.jpg

Rust underneath...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/29.jpg

White on top...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/30.jpg

You didn't think I was going to use a sticker for the grille, did you? :D

Old Busted Hotness
12-06-10, 07:32 AM
Started adding the scale touches :D

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/32.jpg

Backing plates

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/33.jpg

Battery conceals the receiver. The vent tube is the antenna.

Old Busted Hotness
12-06-10, 09:55 PM
Styrene fuel cell:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/35.jpg

AN fittings:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/36.jpg

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/37.jpg

Installed. The filler cap is a semi-truck hubcap.

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/38.jpg

Interior...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/39.jpg

And start of the dash.

Old Busted Hotness
12-07-10, 07:21 PM
Instrument cluster:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/42.jpg

Instrument cluster at night :D

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/43.jpg

Old Busted Hotness
12-09-10, 06:27 AM
Dash installed:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/45.jpg

Dash-cam :lol:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/46.jpg

Sticker surgery:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/47.jpg

Old Busted Hotness
12-10-10, 05:05 PM
Whoo, I been working on this thing all day.

I'm exhausted :D

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/63.jpg

Yeah, I know you can buy these, but where's the fun in that?

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/64.jpg

And like an idiot I left it outside...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/65.jpg

Old Busted Hotness
12-19-10, 08:33 AM
A few more tweaks:

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/185.jpg

Moved the lights to a folding light bar above the cage...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/186.jpg

A little work on the dent, and 3D bullet holes...

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/187.jpg

Quicky 3D engine :D

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/188.jpg

Tow strap, fish hook, land anchor

http://www.scalemotorcars.com/forum/images/imported/2010/12/189.jpg

And the mandatory flex shot. Yes, I know the floor is a mess.

Brizio
12-19-10, 11:07 AM
Looks very good. The weathering-rust-dirt details looks real!

grampasgarage
09-28-11, 11:58 PM
Im gonna make my honcho like this dont wrry i wont copy completlypicpic